June 21 1928 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by A. J. Hailey, began a Pacific crossing upon sailing from Vancouver on June 21st, 1928. 

To meet the demands of the Summer Schedule the ship made a fast turnaround, having arrived only on June 16th.

The ship carried approximately 400 passengers with 73 First Class, 69 Second Class, 18 Third Class and 220 Steerage passengers.  Twenty-five passengers boarded at Victoria. A heavy cargo of 4,000 tons was carried and destined for various ports in the Far East.  The cargo included heavy shipments of canned goods and refrigerated fruit. 

Notable passengers embarking aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA on June 21st, 1928 at Vancouver and Victoria.

Emilio Aguinaldo


Major T. C. Bowie


Monsignor J. J. Clifford


Walter L. Fasnacht


George Gassoun


P. K Konigsberg


Justice and Mrs. E. Finlay Johnson

Travelling to Manila from the United States.  The former a member of the Supreme Court Bench in the Philippines.

Dr. A. A. McFadyen


Arthur H. Mescher


Rev. Dr. OíConnell


Robert T. Paine


Captain J. P. Shelley


Lady Whyte


N. C. Schippers


K. P. Au


Frances Russell


L. D. Plummer


Dr. P. G. Iske


Isobel Ingram


H. C. Hawkins


E. Louise Crow


Bertha Cornish


C. Chapman


D. H. Belliss


H. Ott


Mrs. T. B. Culver


Miss Harris

Associated with the British American Tobacco company.

Mrs., Peter Honigsborogh

Of Shanghai.

Mrs. Cole

Associated with the American Trading Company in Tokyo.

J, K, Bousfield

Of Hong Kong.

E. C. Moss

Travelling from St. Margaretís School on Vancouver Island to Kobe.

H. I. Moss

Travelling from St. Margaretís School on Vancouver Island to Kobe.


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